Caister-on-Sea Crime Overview

Caister-on-Sea is among the top 10 safest small towns in Norfolk, and is the 140th most dangerous overall out of Norfolk's 546 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Caister-on-Sea in 2020 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Norfolk's overall crime rate, coming in 46% lower than the Norfolk rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Caister-on-Sea is the 369th safest small town, and the 3,321st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Caister-on-Sea was the worst small town in Norfolk for burglary, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.34 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Caister-on-Sea residents, when it was Norfolk's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Caister-on-Sea recorded 5 reports of vehicle crime during June 2019, making its crime rate of 0.57 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Norfolk that month.

The most common crimes in Caister-on-Sea are violence and sexual offences, with 206 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 27% higher than 2019's figure of 150 offences and a difference of 6.37 from 2019's crime rate of 17. Caister-on-Sea's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Caister-on-Sea Compared To Norfolk

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Summary of Crimes in Caister-on-Sea This Year

 Caister-on-SeaNorfolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour10812.2715,14016.6836% safer
Bicycle Theft40.458750.96113% safer
Burglary111.252,4982.75120% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson455.117,0357.7552% safer
Drugs101.142,5992.86151% safer
Other Crime121.362,3202.5688% safer
Other Theft252.844,1824.6162% safer
Possession of Weapons20.235790.64178% safer
Public Order657.397,1627.897% safer
Shoplifting182.053,1663.4970% safer
Theft From the Person20.233570.3970% safer
Vehicle Crime192.161,8782.074.2% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences20623.4130,14133.2042% safer

Caister-on-Sea Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Gorleston-on-Sea84233.9040% safer
Costessey57834.6937% safer
Taverham35735.1236% safer
Bradwell42538.3124% safer
Attleborough54747.230.80% safer
Caister-on-Sea41947.61-
Downham Market56951.708% more dangerous
North Walsham67051.938% more dangerous
Fakenham45056.7016% more dangerous
Wymondham99357.3217% more dangerous
Watton47757.8318% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Caister-on-Sea

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Caister-on-Sea Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16121312Safer
Bicycle Theft1.11.00.450.45Safer
Burglary1.12.41.51.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson83.84.45Safer
Drugs0.68-1.01.1Getting worse
Other Crime1.01.50.681.4Getting worse
Other Theft4.83.41.92.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.570.230.340.23Safer
Public Order3.03.54.87Getting worse
Shoplifting0.912.01.72.0Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.230.110.230.23Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.92.21.72.2Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences16181723Getting worse

Changes In Caister-on-Sea's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Caister-on-Sea to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Caister-on-Sea47.61-
Barnet67.7130% more dangerous
Coventry77.4138% more dangerous
Croydon83.2243% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8145% more dangerous
Bristol86.2145% more dangerous
Leicester97.4451% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8754% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2856% more dangerous
Bradford133.0264% more dangerous
Leeds137.1065% more dangerous

Crime in Caister-on-Sea During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Caister-on-Sea change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Caister-on-Sea saw a 600% increase in vehicle crime. Caister-on-Sea saw a large fall in public order during May, when it fell by 83% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+86%+64%+17%+125%-33%-20%-50%-25%-27%-33%
Burglary+100%--50%---50%----
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%-60%+100%-17%+300%+33%+200%+100%-+200%
Drugs----50%-----+200%
Other Crime-----+100%-67%-+100%-
Other Theft-75%-+100%+500%+100%-50%-+100%+100%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+50%-33%-83%-+17%+350%+100%-67%+40%+125%
Shoplifting-+300%-50%-+100%-----
Vehicle Crime--+600%-60%------
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%+10%-29%+257%+11%+67%-26%+7%+69%+114%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Caister-on-Sea

What police force serves Caister-on-Sea?
Caister-on-Sea's local territorial police force is the Norfolk Constabulary.
How dangerous is Caister-on-Sea?
Caister-on-Sea is among the top 10 safest small towns in Norfolk.
What is Caister-on-Sea's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Caister-on-Sea are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Caister-on-Sea?
Caister-on-Sea's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021